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Senate Confirms Keyamo, Shokefun, Others As Members Of NDIC board

Members of the Senate   The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of new members to the Board of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). Mrs Ronke Sokefun was confirmed as the Chairman of the NDIC Board, while a Senior

BREAKING: Senate Suspends Confirmation Of EFCC, ICPC Nominees

(File Photo) Senate President Bukola Saraki speaks during a plenary at the Senate Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.   The Senate has stepped down till further notice the confirmation of nominees for appointment as members of the Economic

Senate Asks Oil Marketers To Rescind Decision On Oil Depots Shutdown

The Senate has called on oil marketers to as a matter of national interest rescind their seven-day ultimatum and allow the Federal Government a little more time to look into their demands. The oil marketers had earlier given a seven-day

Senate Holds Public Hearing On Police Reform Bill

An amateur photo of the public hearing on the Police Reform Bill convened by the Senate Committee on Police in Abuja on December 5, 2018.   The Senate Committee on Police Affairs has held a public hearing on the Police

Buhari Has Signed More Bills Than Any Nigerian President – Senate Leader

  Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan believes President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to more bills passed by the National Assembly than all his predecessors. The lawmaker stated this during a briefing with State House Correspondents on Friday in Abuja, the Federal

Senate Confirms Appointment Of Olukoyede As EFCC Secretary

Senate Chamber (file)   The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mr Olanipekun Olukoyede as the Executive Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Olukoyede’s confirmation was announced on Wednesday during plenary, although the announcement caused frictions

Firearms Act Amendment Bill Passes Third Reading In Senate

This file photo shows some of the 661 pump-action rifles intercepted by Customs in January 2017   The Firearms Act Amendment Bill has been read and passed for the third time in the Senate. The lawmakers passed the bill after

Senate Adjourns Plenary To Honour Fallen Soldiers

The Senate on Thursday cut short plenary in honor of Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram insurgents in the last three days. Senate President Bukola Saraki during plenary told lawmakers that 44 soldiers were killed four days ago by Boko

Vacate Akwa Ibom Assembly, Senate Orders Police

Senate Chamber (file)   The Senate has asked the police to immediately vacate the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly and not prevent legislators from gaining access to the assembly. Senate President, Bukola Saraki who was reacting to reports of

Senate Orders Probe Of Police For Sealing Akwa Ibom Assembly

  The Senate has ordered an investigation into the sealing of Akwa Ibom House of Assembly by security operatives. The decision to investigate the situation was on Wednesday reached after the issue was raised on the floor of the Senate

Senate Invites Amaechi Over Alleged Abandonment Of Eastern Railway Line

The Senate on Wednesday sent an invitation to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, over the alleged abandonment of Eastern Railway Line. The Upper Chamber during plenary said the Minister should come forward with an explanation over the alleged move

Senate Adjourns Plenary Over Absence Of Lawmakers

Senate Chamber (file)   The Senate has adjourned Plenary over the absence of some lawmakers at the chambers. Senate President, Bukola Saraki, made the announcement on Tuesday during plenary. He said that the adjournment was because of the presence of

Speed Up Completion Of Federal Roads, Senate Tells Contractors

  The Senate Committee on Works has asked all contractors handling federal projects across the country to speed up the completion of such projects. Chairman, Senate Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya said the move was to ensure they meet up the

Senate Adjourns Plenary For APU Conference

  The Nigerian Senate has adjourned its plenary. The lawmakers made the resolve on Thursday to allow the senators to attend to the African Parliamentary Union (APU) conference in Abuja. Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, presided over the day’s plenary